June 21, 2008

S/S08 Trend: The Luella Way

So I've been meaning to write about this ever since this look started appearing around London back in early March (-yes, that's early March or maybe even late February. Girls actually willingly wear skirts in the cold just so they look fashionable.) And maybe this post is coming too late but oh well, it's only June. You can still wear this look for another few months.

High street stores have really supported making the Luella look into the street look of the season. The easiest stores to find those cutsey floral skirts are Top Shop and Urban Outfitters.

The Luella skirt is of the tiny flower printed on ra ra skirts. The left skirt is by Top Shop and the right one is by Miss Selfridge.

For something that are less obviously Luella-wannabes and more 'individual', there are other cute options by Top Shop. The one of the left has that found-in-a-thrift-store look to it, and the one the right gives off a rock chic vibe.

If you're wearing a floral top then make your skirt a solid-coloured one. A mid-waisted, A-line skirt that ends above the knees is the way to go.

If you want to adhere to Leulla's Superheroes theme, choose a superhero-themed t-shirt. The two shirts in the image are from Urban Outfitters UK. But really, any t-shirt will do. Just make sure it is solid-coloured and the graphic have solid colours too.

Sneakers (normal or high-heeled) will make your outfit hip and unfussy.

The key to this look is making sure that the floral skirt or top is the only fussy item in your outfit. The other items should be solid and tough-looking, like a leather jacket and patent leather booties. Your hair and accessories shouldn't be overly girly either. Take note of the messy, imperfect hairstyles, the very natural makeup and if you can carry them off, the oh-so-trendy nerd glasses. (This image is by the Urban Outfitters UK website from awhile ago. Just more styling ideas for you!)

Have you been wearing the Luella look this spring? Thoughts?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's easier seen than done. Topshop has a new collection out declaring the demise of floral prints, but who knows?

6/22/2008 2:34 AM  
Blogger Margherita. said...

I went in Forever21 the other day, and they have a bunch of those types of skirts. There was one in Express too.

6/22/2008 5:20 AM  
Blogger Elana said...

I love the Luella trend! Its been everywhere but I've yet to get tired of it!

6/22/2008 12:30 PM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

Oooh i love this look! i must find a floral shirt and try out this look!

i hope i dont look old fashion though..... but i think the edgy black blazer solves the problem.

6/22/2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger MR style said...

thanks to Luella, the preppy look is back !! wicked !

6/22/2008 2:08 PM  
Blogger Marika said...

I really like this trend, thanks for posting this.

6/22/2008 5:15 PM  
Anonymous ApollineR said...

I like this look (except the glasses) but I was difficult to imitate.

6/22/2008 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there,

nice blog!

was wondering if you could give me a few ideas. I've got this cerise floor length gown for a ball..but am not sure about which colour shoes/clutch to go for. Would prefer not to wear black, any ideas?


6/22/2008 10:49 PM  
Blogger Ingvild Marie said...

thoes skirt are gorgeous!! I have one of my own, love it:)

6/23/2008 2:42 AM  
Blogger Allure said...

I like this look. But I wouldn't go for the obvious. I just bought a black skater skirt.

6/23/2008 6:11 AM  
Blogger ooohmaureen said...

i like it! the batman shirt is nice! x

6/23/2008 2:34 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Hi there.
I found your blog Saturday by scrolling through some other blogs and I have to say that I absolutely love it. I've read most of the archives and each is better than the next. I like your take on graduation dresses and teen magazines. But after reading your Dry Fit post, I had to comment (something I don't usually do). I've been in mourning ever since Faking Good Breeding stopped blogging and yours is a good replacement if not better. You (both) have a unique, thoughtful voice and great style. The blog is helpful and informative and thought provoking which is exactly what I've been looking for and not simply reviews of products after products. It helps that your students as well (from both sides of the Atlantic as I am), and can't afford huge buys (and that you give Brit stores as well. I just wanted you to know that you've won over another reader and to keep up the good work.

6/23/2008 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I love the look, but I haven't been wearing it. I think its maybe a little late to buy it now.

6/23/2008 5:08 PM  
Blogger Pamcasso said...

these skirts are definitely growing on me, great job breaking down the look!

6/23/2008 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

florals are very in... im totally luxing for a high wasted floral print skirt for summertime!

6/24/2008 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Brenda said...

i loveee those skirts!!!
they are soo cute!
i just bought one just like it at shopgoldyn.com and i adore it!
if you are looking to buy some really cute skirts look into it!

6/24/2008 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love the look
check out Celebrities Closet store they have some good stuff on that site. Not sure about the floral designs. www.celebritiescloset.co.uk

6/28/2008 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Love the trend! It's a perfect balance between the masculine trends of fall and girly softness.

7/10/2008 10:38 AM  
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Blogger Eric said...

I really like this look as well. The floral skirts are great. A-line is a very flattering cut.

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I think that the one thing that stands out in the images is the hair style and the glasses, they look so funny but well dressed up

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